Monthly Archives: February 2022

February 28

Reflection We can only live our life based in our own history. To be transformable, to move toward our own fullness of life, we have to be willing to live in process and to accept that. We need to try to live in right relationship with ourselves, not in regret, not in disappointment or guilt, or fear, but rather to

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February 27

Reflection First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your another’s eye. Luke 6:42  Jesus tried to bring his hearers to a new way of seeing, a way that went beyond the conventional.  His parables often contain images of seeing- “blind leading the blind”, “remove

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February 26

Reflection Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of God in heaven. Matthew 5:44 Jesus proclaimed a radical message about God’s love. He offered a challenging invitation to love one another without condition – to love those who are different from ourselves. In a world with so many examples of hatred, violence,

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February 25

Reflection Today let us take time to reflect and pray that the hearts of all leaders may be turned to the work of justice, the search for peace, and the wisdom to solve differences without sacrificing young lives by choosing war as the only alternative. Reflect on those who have died or been maimed over the centuries in wars, not

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February 24

Reflection When things go smoothly and everyone agrees, it’s easy to be saintly and let our light shine in the midst of approval and admiration.  We can pat ourselves on the back and be satisfied that we are indeed the salt of the earth. The situation is different when being the light means facing opposition and people who do not

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February 23

Reflection Mindfulness is an ancient form of meditation in which one pays attention to the present moment and all that’s unfolding in that moment, both within and around one. It’s known also as conscious living because the person practicing it is forming an aware and intimate relationship with each moment. We aren’t striving to do anything, we aren’t grasping, struggling,

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February 22

Reflection The spiritual life is, at root, a matter of seeing. It is all of life seen from a certain perspective. It is waking, sleeping, dreaming, eating, drinking, working, loving, relaxing, recreating, walking, sitting, standing, and breathing. . . . Spirit suffuses everything; and so the spiritual life is simply life, wherever and whatever, seen from the vantage point of

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February 21

Reflection Beauty is all around us as we walk through our everyday lives. When we are focused on something beautiful in all things, we are in appreciation of the One. Beauty connects us to the Divine. The wonder of creation shines all around in the beauty of nature. There is no “where” where God is not– all of creation is

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February 20

Reflection This passage of the Gospel seems to express an idealism that is totally unrealistic and unattainable. It forces us to put aside our prejudices and assumptions. This is the core of Jesus’ teaching often expressed as the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like them to treat you. Love one another. It requires a positive attitude towards people

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February 19

Reflection The restoration of broken relationships is an essential part of seeking a deeper relationship with God. It is difficult to be conscious of being enspirited by Holy Mystery and still be consumed by envy or anger and engage in harmful gossip or criticism. To have the inner serenity we need, we have to remove the layers of misunderstanding and

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